frock coat


Definition of frock coat

: a man's knee-length usually double-breasted coat

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As The Preacher, longtime company member Lloyd Knight, costumed in his handsome frock coat and wide-brimmed hat (Graham often designed the costumes herself), is suitably fervent, yet with a subtle sense of humanity. Janine Parker,, "Two works by Martha Graham make the company’s EVE Project at Jacob’s Pillow transcendant," 16 Aug. 2019 At the court of Louis XIV, courtiers wore embroidered pink frock coats with their red heels. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fall’s 50 Shades . . . of Pink," 27 Mar. 2019 Perhaps fans will see Harry's original frock coat again at a military event down the road. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Interesting Reason Why Prince Harry's Real Wedding Uniform Won't Go on Display," 30 Aug. 2018 Her painterly floral frock coat took cues from classic menswear including a contrast, satin shawl collar—a nice partner for her classic LBD. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh Are Couple Style Goals at Chanel," 2 Oct. 2018 The frock coat signifies Harry's involvement in the Blues and Royals, a calvary regiment of the British Army which his grandmother, the Queen, is the Colonel-in-Chief of, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Interesting Reason Why Prince Harry's Real Wedding Uniform Won't Go on Display," 30 Aug. 2018 Frocks and frock coats alike were designed askew and evidently elaborate. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Aganovich Joins the Couture Calendar With a Collection More Homespun Than Haute," 2 July 2018 The little boys donned frock coats like Harry’s straight from Savile Row, and the precious little girls were, like the bride, decked out in Givenchy Haute Couture. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Royal wedding style: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials were beautiful and authentic | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 May 2018 For both ceremonies, the brothers wore their formal military uniforms, the Blue and Royals (part of the Household Cavalry) frock coat uniform. Andrew Milligan,, "Best Men! See Prince William Serving as Prince Harry's Best Man — 7 Years After Harry Was His!," 19 May 2018

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of frock coat

old-fashioned : a long coat worn by men especially in the 19th century

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